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secretary kathleen sebelius. >> trying to shift the focus to new orleans, president obama could not note that he has been frustrated with health care.gov. >> i want to go into and fix it myself. >> he was not quite as lighthearted and nbc news when he made it sound like it was a political crisis before catching himself. >> given that i have been burned already with a website, more importantly, the people have been burned by website. >> is embattled health chiefs have was in atlanta is apologizing for a flood website. and she made a new pledge that the administration will find a way to deal with cancellation notices. though she was vague about how they will be that. >> we are looking at a number of options where there may be an opportunity for that number of people to look at plans that they have right now. but there isn't any specific proposal at the table immediately. >> she was also hit with questions about her own future. >> she said she believes the president does have her back. one day after he did not directly answer a question about whether he still has confidence in her. >> i thi
to respond to this spot.ang this is the president talking about is kathleen sebelius. listen to this answer to her performance. >> i think kathleen sebelius under trough men losly difficult difficult -- trough tremendously difficult circumstances has done a great job setting up the insurance market so there is a good product out there for peopleup to get. kathleen sebelius does not write code and was not the i.t. person. ultimately the buck stops with me. i am the president. this is my team. if it is not working, it is my job to get it fixed.s wi >> does that sound likem. accountability. >> this never happens withat anybody that has experience in the private sector. what you are dealing with right now is bureaucrats trying to run a business. the customer is always right. you never blame the customer. here politicians andctor bureaucrats, they have the power of government behindr them. the idea that you matter as an individual is false.reau you can call something a sub of standard plan which dismissesth your right to choose. behind all of this which is really the story here is the threat of
or are we forever now governed by kathleen sebelius and obama care? is there hope? >> we have to keep fighting. we can't stop. i agree with tom. we have to get democrats on board in the senate. there are senators now in the democratic side of the aisle who are taking the heat on this. i will tell you, people are angry b about the this and upset. the fact is we have to keep the heat on. we've got to keep pushing. revealing, shedding light on all the flaws in this as we have been doing and not let up. >> is there any hope for this website? i talked to some i.t. guys, professionals, congressman price is laughing. >> yeah. >> after hundreds of millions of dollars, do we have to scrap it? >> absolutely. the problem isn't just the website. the problem is the program itself. but the website is a symptom of the entire challenge that we have when the government tries to tell you what doctor you must see. what health care coverage plan you must purchase and cross all of the things through the irs and other governmental entitieses. it isn't going to work. we have now spent pushing $600 million o
have raised questions about the president's health care point person, kathleen sebelius. >> i think she'd be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, that there would have been a whole lot more questions that were asked in terms of how this thing is working. >> reporter: today in atlanta, sebelius was asked about her standing with the president. >> do you feel the president has your back? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and while they don't have that specific fix yet to announce, i'm told they want to have it by next week. because if they don't, brian, congress will take over and the white house doesn't want that. >> chuck todd on the white house lawn this friday night. thanks. >>> and there's more to report on this health care law. it has to do with mental illness. the new law requires health insurance companies to cover mental illness and substance abuse the same way they cover physical diseases. it's a big deal because it's estimated only a fraction of those people who need those services are getting them currently. we get more from correspondent rehema ellis. >> reporter
, i warned them. >> he did say it. >> ok, fine. >> he said it in front of kathleen sebelius in a hearing. i believe it was in a hearing all for the public to see. >> he whispered it in her ear. >> it's about personal responsibility, to charles' point. and that means you get fired if you screw this up. we've wyet to see anybody lose their job, except the one chief officer at medicare and medicaid resigned, and won't say why he left. >> there's so many liberals in silicon valley, you would think they could ask adam to help them >> i'd be a lot more confident if they had. >> thank you. >> how many liberals are in silicon valley? the guy who runs twitter is probably liberal, as is zuckerberg who runs facebook feeds obama whenever he wants. but if they needed experts, the left of silicon valley, was right there for them. >> look, you and your pal with the same first name are revealing, you know, your bitter hatreds here. >> bitter. >> obviously -- >> wow. >> it's either racism, bitter hatred. you can't -- that's why we have these problems, by the way. because the president is bey
person, kathleen sebelius said today. >> well, there isn't, i would say, at this point a specific plan. we're looking at a number of options where there may be an opportunity for that number of people to look at plans that they have right now, but there isn't any specific proposal at table immediately. >> well tonight, two republican senators are using new numbers to suggest that obama care is not working. senior white house correspondent jim acosta joins us now. the news doesn't seem to be getting better for obama care. the initial enrollment numbers are expected to be low but the numbers there in washington d.c. are pretty stunning. >> they are depressingly low, anderson. we have letters prom people that participate in the obama care exchange in the district of columbia and released by senators. i have one in front of me right now. it says that they have up until october 24th of this year only blue shield. that the a very dismal performance. i will tell you house republican haves been eager to get their hands on these enrollment numbers and issued a subpoena to have them delivered by
ability kathleen sa automobileioautomobilbailious. listen to this. >> i think kathleen sebelius under tremendously difficult circumstances over the past four years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so there is a good product out there for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. ultimately, the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> does that sort of sound like accountability? >> it's never happened with anybody who had experience in the private sector. >> you are watching bureaucrats in the private sector. never blame the customer. here, politicians, bureaucrats, they have the power behind them. the idea that you matter is false. you can call something a substandard plan. behind all this -- the threat of force. if there's no threat of force behind the policing of the irs, we could laugh at this and forget about it and go on with our lives and figure it out for ourselves. we can't do that. we could be arrested. no, no. we can't say screw this. what if you don't pay the penalty? the
. rri: and so a b announcement from kathleen sebelius earlier today talking about adding ment-health. [laughter] so she ss the should be parityetween carriage of mental-health issues and physical ailments. if i break my arm on sixth enue i will see a doctor who wwll fix ann it is over. therapy is once a week over years. how do you make them the sa? the cost is ffert. >> you talk to all major new crosstree already know that obamacare is basic plan is much more important one dash expensive than people thought. they will continue to add benefits. if it ever gets off the ground. every american a once their own health plan. like kiwi be a society to pi and choose? why do we do one-size-fits-all? i do not the maternity care. [laughter] gerri: tell me something intelligent about the mental health benefit i understand but psychiatrists do not work to work for this kind of money that medicare and medica services do. >>hat is betwee the meta kolff services with a lack of access. said it the are some elements like diabetes better chronicler better similar to aental health so they try t e
, kathleen sebelius said administration is searching for a way to help millions of americans whose health plans have been cancelled but won't qualify for insurance subsidies under the affordable care act. >> we're looking at a range of options. there is not a specific propo l proposal. >> reporter: after weeks on the defensive, it's a tone echoed by the president himself. in an interview with nbc news he apologized for his blanket pledge if people like their plan, they would be able to keep it. >> i am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we got to work hard to make sure they know we hear them and that we'll do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a kops kweconsequence. >> reporter: the president maintains many americans will find better deals on the online marketplace and pledge that the federal site health kecare marketplace and pledge that the federal site health kecar.gov wl be fixed by january 1st. >> i'm confident that it will be better by november 30th and that the majo
will do this. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says treatment in line with physical care. >> now that incredibly important law combined with the affordable care act will expand and protect behavioral health benefits for more than 62 million americans. this is the largest expansion of behavioral health coverage in pooh generation. >> meanwhile the white house is facing more problems with healthcare.gov. jeff zeinz who is leading the effort to fix site, says his group is miking progress but discovering more roadblocks. >>> why are people moving up and trying to find work? we'll ask the labor secretary. and twitter's brand-new stock has made a lot of people very rich but some people living in san francisco say their new wealthy is costing them their homes. >>real. >>unconventional. >>an escape from the expected. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >> they share it on the stream. >> social media isn't an after-thought, it drives discussion across america. >> al jazeera america's social media community, on tv and online
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius described a new world for those suffering from mental illness or substance abuse. >> imagine what it would mean if people felt as comfortable saying they were going for counseling as they do saying they're going for a flu shot or physical therapy. >> reporter: patients with broken bones or heart attack symptoms are routinely admitted to emergency rooms and insurers are contacted later. before today, patients reporting severe depression or suicidal tendencies often had to be approved by insurance companies before they were admitted. treatment could be delayed or coverage denied. now that disparity will no longer exist. the new rules are a result of obamacare and a 2008 law that called for mental health parity. they're also the last of 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence that president obama took when congress voted against stricter gun control legislation after the sandy hook school shooting. these new rules also forbid insurers from denying coverage for out-of-state treatment of mental illness or substance abuse. scott, this means these
kathleen sebelius testifying before the senate finance committee. i want to play you a bit of her testimony right now. [video clip] >> the enrollment numbers, which we will release next week, which will be the first month of enrollments, are likely to be quite low given the struggles that people have had getting access to the site and getting information. >> do you expect the numbers to be very high during the month of november and december? >> well, i am hoping that with the site improvements we will see more robust numbers, but fullythe site is improved and we have opened up the doors wide to a lot of people, we are going to have i think a struggle getting significant numbers to sign up. >> sure. talkingthleen sebelius about the expectations game. what else was your take away from her testimony this past week? guest: the administration is that for a long time they have always expected that the majority of people would be more motivated by a deadline to sign up so people would not necessarily come in in october. a vet to revive a campaign more dramatically -- they've had to revise that cam
secretary kathleen sebelius and other administration officials reveal that the federal website letting small business owners shop for plans won't be ready until late november. meanwhile, some small business owners are getting a rude awakening. despite assurances from the white house people could keep their current plans, many small business owners are getting cancellation notices because their current plans don't kplcoy with the new law. helping us sort this out is tom hart, president of the national association of health underwriters and the president of landmark benefits incorpor e incorporated, and steve roeper is the president of roeper insurance and financial services. great to see both of you. >> thank you. >> good morning. >> so, tom, let me start with you. let me give you the first scenario. i am a company, and i have less than 50 employees. i don't have to provide insurance, but i would like to. i'm not currently providing it. what do i do? >> well, my first recommendation to any one of those small business ace cross the country is don't go to melt care.kovsh first. the technical a
line. >> this week, president obama apologized for the botched rollout and we waited to see if kathleen sebelius would resign yesterday and yesterday she came to the podium and said it was botched but getting better. isn't it time for her to go? >> i don't understand what the fascination is to get her out. she in charge of the policy. not the technology. >> juan, you watch football? you watch baseball? you watch just about anywhere else, if the person in charge of the team and the team is failing, if they are in charge, don't you fire the coach at some point? >> at some point but at this point it hangs her out for no good reason and it wouldn't fix the problem. you said look at the average cost according to kizer is going up. the fact curve in terms of the healthcare spending nationally has gone down since 2010. i am thinking to myself that is something to say sebelius you are doing a good job here. >> stop it. >> even as a critic -- >> stop it. stop it. stop it. you know the cost curve is not going down. costs continue to rise. >> that is a fact. that is a fact. i know facts bother you
.gov should be shut down until it's fixed and made that proposal to kathleen sebelius this week. >> you've indicated that delays health care for a lot of people. and i appreciate that, but if you want more time, why not just get it done right? >> and this week, 16 democratic senators met with the president at the white house to express their concerns about the health care glitches. 12 of those senators voted for the affordable care act in 2010 and face re-election next year. dan lettinger. editorial board member joe rego and washington columnist kim straso. this is not a president who apologizes for much. recently, he just said we're going to grind it out. i think that's a direct quote. we're going to grind it out on obama care. why the switch on the apology? >> i think after what are he's been through with obama care the last two weeks and that meeting with the 15 senators, he had to stop the political bleeding on this problem. he had to do something. so he's apologized tore the american people. problems remain that are going to be very difficult to reverse. first of all -- >> do you t
during the weekly gop address after hhs secretary kathleen b sebelius was grilled again by lawmakers and president obama apologized to the american people over promises that were not kept after the marketplace opened. molly heninburg is live in washington with a recap. >> add to that more maintenance work this weekend. on the obama care website. from today until tuesday morning. the irs will be working on part of the website that lets enrollees figure out if they're eligible for government subsidies. that's one of the ways the obama administration has said it will reduce costs to people. some will be able to get taxpayer dollars to help pay for their plans. that part of the site will be down until tuesday morning. millions of people find out in the past month they'll be losing the health care plans they have now. republican todd young says americans feel betrayed by this and by the higher costs many are facing to buy new plans. >> next week, the house will take up the keep your health care act. which will ensure plans available today in the individual market can continue to exist. no
. >> health and human services kathleen sebelius announced a new rule requiring health insurance companies to cover treatment for mental health and substance abuse no differently than for physical illnesses. >>> and to los angeles. two separate incidents at l.a.x. settled already rattled nerves after a passenger told the ticketing agent he was carrying, quote, a dangerous item. he later confessed he was just joking. police will charge him with making a false threat. and this the same terminal where a tsa was killed last week. they say the pattern had cleared security before boarding the the flight into los angeles. >>> nypd officer indicted for the in famous highway brawl. the officer, who was off-duty at the time, participated in the attack when he smashed in the back window of the suv. his charges including gang assault and criminal mischief. one remains paralyzed after the suv driver tried to get away. >>> and blocking the release of a 911 call from sandy hook elementary. freedom of information commission said the tapes should be released after a request from the the associated press. a
but passed in a really weird way, landmark mental health law. kathleen sebelius announced the new rules today which implement the protections of that law. insurance companies can't say they're going to make you pay one copay for something physical, then something hire for mental health. it also makes it so your insurance company can't tell you, if you have say cancer, you can go see your doctor as many times as you need, but if you're depressed, you can only see your doctor a certain number of times per year. what the administration did today, they closed the loopholes insurance companies were using to get around ilt. to unveil, she was introduced by rosalynn carter, who championed this herself for years. paul wellstone's son, david, was not audience as she said two of her own family members had sought help for mental illness. after the shooting in newtown, connecticut last december, after those 20 first graders and six of their teacher were killed in newtown, connecticut by a disturbed young man who had access to a ton of fire power, after that massacre, president obama and vice president jo
. they are calling for deduct ability for mental care match others. kathleen sebelius underscored how important the measure is. >> that incredibly important law combined with the affordable care act will expand and protect behavioural health benefits for more than 62 million americans. this is the largest expansion of behavioural health coverage in a generation. >> the obama administration is facing more problems with healthcare.gov. problems with user overload are popping up. the leader of the tech teams working to fix the glitches say they are making progress. >>> family members of a victim killed in the navy yard shooting is suing the government for $37 million, the family says the navy and department of vat ran affairs ignored warning signs about the shooter's mental health. the navy is not commenting. 12 died when keith alexander went on -- when alexize went on a shooting rampage. >> a new york detective was a picture, and a bikie gang faces charges. a victim bumped a biker with his suv and ran over another biker while trying to get away from the group. when they did manage to catch up wit
. >>> yesterday, health and human services kathleen sebelius made that announcement before the requirement only large group plans cover mental and behavioral health. >> i know having walked through that experience itself how difficult this is for way too many families. >> the law guarantees co- payments and deductibles for benefits for medical and surgical ones. next july will mark the government's first real effort to enforcement. >>> chrysler is recalling more than 1 million dodge trucks. the recall calls 2003 to 2008 dodge ram 2800 to 3300. other models included in the recall, the dodge ram 4400 and 554by 4 hasy cabs. a series of accidents involving the steering systems prompted that recall. >>> why berkeley is closing down and the recent party that prompted that decision. >> a cooling trend for the weekend. i'll have a look and you can see how much cooler you can expect in your area. what a beautiful start to the day. >>> hundreds of red, white and blue l.e.d. lights are lighting up new york city, the one world trade center building tested out the new light. the spire gradually changing col
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius weighed in to say there is no plan to help people who lost their health care and now face way higher health care costs. >> there isn't i would say a specific plan. the president has asked to take a look at those coverage options. but there isn't any specific proposal at the table immediately. >> ouch! on top of that republicans put out some shockingly abysmal numbers of enrollment in one city, washington, d.c. jim, another rough day. >> reporter: president obama was down in new orleans. he nounced that fixing the problems playinging the website will be far from it. he did not touch on that apology he offered to americans who were losing their health insurance. officials do insist they're searching for solutions for those consume here's are seeing their coverage canceled. obama care continues to be in critical condition. senate republicans released letters from top insurance companies indicating only five people signed up in washington, d.c. in october. the d.c. officials said those numbers don't show the whole picture of enrollment and intere
? you bet. >> i want to go in and fix it myself, but i don't write code. you know, kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. ultimately, the buck stops with me. >> nice to see you, carl. >> great to see you. >> it's pretty fair to say the president, the administration, is on the ropes, certainly on the website, and a good start is a good apology. a lot of republicans are unconvinced, as rush limbaugh isn't convinced. >> it wasn't a good apology. you do not apologize for a lie by telling another lie. >> which is what? what's the other lie? >> first of all, i meant what i said. oh, really? you meant what you said, if you can keep -- if you leak your plan, you can keep it? and we worked hard to try and make sure that we implemented it properly, but obviously, we didn't do enough -- a good enough job, and i regret that. the affordable care act was designed in a way that meant that people were going to lose their coverage. in december of 2009, the congressional budget office estimated between 7 million and 8 million people would lose their coverage in a public letter sent to the majority lead
as they go on and see how much their premiums are about to be hiked. kathleen sebelius said, well, we have no specific plan but apparently they are considering, possibly subsidizing the insurance policies of people who required no subsidy on the individual insurance market and were fine with the plan until they were cancelled thanks to obama care. >> they are flailing around. a premium subsidy doesn't help if your deductible doubled. it doesn't help if you lost your docker to. the premium subsidies aren't a solution to begin with for people losing their doctors, seeing deductibles double. they are offering premium subsidies -- used to be for low income the people. now they are offering it to middle income people to cover health insurance they don't want or need. we are going to build a taxpayer now just not for low income people to get substance abuse care and maternity care but we'll do it for middle income people, too. so let's bill the taxpayer for the disaster. >> and there is a real question about whether there is more money for that kind of thing. >> yeah. >> and can president obama
secretary kathleen sebelius announced a new obama administration rule requiring health insurance companies to cover treatment for mental health and substance abuse no differently than they do for physical illnesses. the president is turning his focus to the economy. he used the louisiana port in new orleans as a backdrop to promote his plan to invest billions of dollars into u.s. infrastructure and to bolster american exports. >> let's make it easier for more businesses to expand and grow and sell more goods made in america to the rest of the world. let's make sure we've got the best ports and roads and bridges and schools. let's make sure our young people are getting a great education. let's give everybody a chance to get ahead. not just a few at the top, but everybody. >> and during a democratic fund raiser in miami last night, he said the u.s. must continue updating its policies toward cuba. administration has engaged in recent discussions about immigration and relaxed travel rules for cuban-americans. what are the chances the white house would even think of delaying the individual mand
secretary kathleen sebelius announced new rules that will make mental healthcare more accessible. the announcement comes as the administration, of course, is still reeling from the failed launch of healthcare.gov. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: speaking to healthcare professionals in atlanta, secretary sebelius did not announce a new law, but rather, new rules that put teeth into a law signed by president george w. bush in 2008. the mental health parity and addiction equality act requires doctors and insurers to treat mental illnesses as they would physical illnesses, but there's been no enforcement until now. >> finally puts mental health services and substance abuse on equal footing with physical health services. >> reporter: but the big announcement was overshadowed by lingering backlash from the implementation of the affordable care act. secretary sebelius was asked how the administration plans to help those kicked off their insurance plans since the rollout. >> there isn't, i would say at this point, a specific plan. the president has asked to take a look at those
that most of the bill would come out in regulations written by that arrogant and smug kathleen sebelius. there are now something like 15,000 pages of regulations. all of the hoo-ha over sandra burke and her birth control, i think we knew birth control and abortions would be covered. they prevented illegal immigrants from getting obama kaefrmt of course insurance was going to go up. you'd be required to cover things that no normal person would want to insure against so people would be thrown off their plans. as we know from the federal register, the hhs knew in 2010 and predicted about 93 million americans would be thrown off their current insurance plans, the ones they shopped for, the ones they liked, the ones they're beginning to be thrown off now. >> exactly. there was with moment -- every once in a while you see a piece of tape that reveals the truth about something. here is the president explaining how he got burned in obama care. watch this. >> having said that, given that i've been burned already with a website -- more importantly the american people have been burned by a website
to ask about is mental health care access because we did see kathleen sebelius talking about sort of making that even -- what do we know about that disparity? >> first of all, we were talking earlier about chronic stress, of experiencing racism, being poor, and if you develop depression, an anxiety condition, there are good treatments out there. and yet mental health care is so under available, so underfunded, and so what do people do? they turn to alcohol, drugs, self-treatment, and those make the problem worse. and, i mean, that, if i could do one thing it would be improving treatment for mental health care and making it widely accessible. >> i live in the seventh ward in new orleans and the people living in poor communities sometimes feels like everyone has posttraumatic stress. not that you want to medicalize whole communities but you have the sense that there is care that is needed. thank you doctor and heather mcghee and avik roy. something amazing happened in an operating room in san francisco this week. this is how we all felt when we were about to get medical treatment an
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